Good morning!Finally after 5 days of rain the sun is shining!Lovely…However, this morning, I needed something energetic and decided to try a new recipe:MACA CAPPUCCINO.
I don’t actually drink normal coffee at all but in this recipe the “coffee” is made of chaga powder.Chaga is the original wild forest coffee and it have been used as a coffee substitute during wars in Finland.Nowadays it is again trendy as it is far more nutritious than normal coffee,actually it’s a potent source of antioxidants.And chaga has a lot of adaptogen, which contains a number of health-promoting ingredients.It’s easy to prepare tea from the chaga powder.Take 2 teaspoon of the chaga powder and boil with 1 liter of water for 15 minutes.
The second important ingredient of this cappuccino is maca.Maca root has been used in indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment and healing for thousands of years.Studies have identified four alkaloids present in maca known to nourish the endocrine system. Maca root has been used as a stress-fighting adaptogen to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. Maca is a nutrient-dense whole food packed with vitamins, plant sterols as well as many essential minerals, fatty and amino acids.At first maca can taste strong but you get used to the taste.
And the third ingredient needed to this cappuccino is almond milk.To make the milk use 1/2 cup almonds or any of your favorite nuts.Add 1/2 cup dates or 1/4 cup agave syrup,a pinch of sea salt and 5 cups of water.Place all ingredients in a blender and blend.For the cappuccino you need of course some foam so I got it directly from the blender after I made the almond milk otherwise you can use a milk frother or an espresso coffee machine for the foam.
So the recipe is here:
1 cup of chaga tea
2 teaspoons of Maca powder
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 teaspoon of honey or agave syrup
decorate with cinnamon
-prepare the tea (allow to cool for a moment)
-add maca in the tea
-pour the milk foam on top and finish with a hint of cinnamon.
Enjoy!Have a great day!
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